|Title||Modelling heavy metals concentrations over Italy: ComParison with observations and some sensitivity tests|
|Publication Type||Presentazione a Congresso|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Adani, M., Mircea Mihaela, Silibello C., D'Isidoro Massimo, Ciancarella Luisella, Vitali Lina, Piersanti Antonio, Briganti Gino, Cappelletti Andrea, Righini Gaia, Cremona G., and Zanini Gabriele|
|Conference Name||HARMO 2014 - 16th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings|
|Publisher||Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes|
|Keywords||Air quality, Air quality modelling, Atmospheric modelling, Atmospheric movements, Boundary conditions, Heavy metal concentration, Heavy metals, Horizontal resolution, Lead, Metals concentrations, Natural emissions, Quality control, Sensitivity analysis, Sensitivity tests, spatial resolution|
This study shows the spatial distribution of As, Cd, Ni and Pb concentrations simulated with atmospheric modelling system of the MINNI project (AMS-MINNI). The simulations have been performed for the year 2005 with spatial resolutions of 20 km over Italy and 4 km over Northern Italy. Both anthropogenic and natural emissions have been taken into account. The simulated concentrations generally agree with available observations. The influence on heavy metal concentrations of boundary conditions, emissions from surrounding countries and horizontal resolution have been evaluated, evidencing a significant relevance of both boundary conditions and horizontal resolution.. © Crown Copyright 2014 Dstl.